February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1488Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
- 1809The Illinois Territory is created.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 1960British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
- 1966The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
- 1967Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
- 1989After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
- 2007A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
- 2030New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1808Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
- 1887Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
- 1937Billy Meier, Swiss ufologist
- 1955Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
- 1957Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
- 1959Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish film director
- 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
- 1960Joachim Löw, German football manager
- 1965Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
- 1974Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress
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